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Posted: 11/08/2015 at 20:06

I've seen peregrines take gulls on the wing at Tintagel but think they were Common Gulls, not a whopping Herring Gull. 

We have peregrines nesting on Norwich Cathedral spire each year and they've certainly cut down the feral pigeon population in the city, as well as taking a wood pigeon off the ridge of our house roof. 

The city council plays a recording of the sound of peregrines in the city centre to keep pigeons off the library, the guildhall and St Peter Mancroft - perhaps a cd of peregrines would be enough to cut down on seagull problems?

Japanese knot weed

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 17:05

In theory you can replant as soon as the weed has died - gone brown and has been pulled up.  Glyphosate based weedkillers don't persist in the soil.

However, as Japanese Knotweed is such a pernicious weed I wouldn't plant anything just yet as it may well reappear and need several applications to get rid of it totally.  Repeat applications aren't a problem.

It would be a shame to spend money and time on planting something only to lose it because you have to treat the area with weedkiller again. 

butter nut squash

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:32

Roasting chunks of butternut squash and red onion with sage and olive oil this evening - we'll be having it with sausages and corn on the cob - love it

what is Japanese knot weed and how do i get rid please

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 16:30

No, you don't have to notify anyone - but you mustn't let it spread from your land to anyone elses, otherwise you may find you're facing a private prosecution.

The legal situation re JKW here

Potential jam??

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:15

As has been said, if the bushes have thorns they're sloes - if they don't have thorns their either damsons or a hybrid of the two that we used to call Blackjacks. 

Ideas here

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 15:09

What is plant

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:10

Our pleasure Larry - it keeps us out of mischief    Welcome aboard

calling the forum cooks

Posted: 11/08/2015 at 14:08
nutcutlet wrote (see)

Visitors also complimentary re garden, Maybe need specsavers

Highly unlikely Nut - your garden's lovely

Glad the scones were worthy of the garden


Posted: 11/08/2015 at 13:29

Sorry Larry, for some reason my laptop won't let me zoom in on that photo.  Can you start a new thread for this query and then we can get more opinions

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